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Land Acquisition for TAPI Gas Pipeline Project to Begin Soon

13 Apr 2019 Wadsam Afghanistan Business News

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India natural gas

pipeline requires a 600km by 44meters area of land, as per the plan.

Practical work on land acquisition for the project is

expected to kick off this week, according to the Afghan Ministry of Urban

Development and Land.

Ministry’s spokesperson Hashmatullah Nasiri said that the

regulation in this regard has been finalized and after its approval, work

begins on acquisition, registration, survey, right of ownership and

resettlement of those who reside on the route of the project.

The $10 billion pipeline connects the energy-rich central

Asian nation to some of the strongest growth markets in South Asia.

The pipeline will transfer Turkmenistan’s electricity to Pakistan

through Afghanistan. Three substations will be established in Herat, Farah and

Kandahar provinces of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan will annually get 500 million cubic meters

of gas from the project in the first ten years. The amount will increase to one

billion cubic meters of gas in the following ten years and 1.5 billion cubic

meters of gas in the third 10 years after the completion of the project.

In addition, Afghanistan is expected to earn USD 110mn

annually from the project.

The project also includes an optic fiber which will connect

regional and neighboring countries. A highway connecting Pakistan and Turkmenistan

through Afghanistan is also part of the project.

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